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  • East Asian Studies at UMass

    The East Asian Languages & Cultures faculty is a close-knit, friendly community of teacher-scholars that emphasizes the education of our students at all levels.

     

     

  • A Message from EALC on Anti-Asian Racism

    Firmly believing that cultural awareness, along with systematic societal change, is essential in our fight against racism, we, the East Asian Literatures and Cultures Program, will reinvigorate our effort to advance our mission of fostering understanding of East Asian cultures.


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News

Summer 2022 - Online Korean & Japanese Classes!

March 31, 2022

The East Asian Languages & Cultures Program at UMass Amherst is excited to announce our online courses in Korean and Japanese language for Summer 2022 through the University Without Walls!

In Memoriam, Professor Chisato Kitagawa

January 21, 2022

UMass Emeritus Professor Chisato Kitagawa passed away on January 14, 2022. He was 89 years old.

Fei Meng of UMass wins at the 2nd New England Korean Speech Contest!

December 14, 2021

Fei Meng, Beginning Korean I student, wins 3rd place with a speech on "Making Kimchee".

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Events

Sep-Dec
19-12

Japanese Language Lounge

Herter 4th fl. lounge
2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Sep-Dec
19-06

Japanese Language Lounge

Herter 4th fl. lounge
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Sep-Dec
23-09

Chinese Language Club

Herter Hall room 202
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

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Alumni Profile

Jennifer McKeon '13

Jennifer McKeon, Joint Linguistics & Japanese '13, talks to us about life after UMass as an accomplished Japanese manga translator!

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